Title: A conceptual emotion recognition framework: stress and anger analysis for car accidents

Authors: Jonathan Shi Khai Ooi; Siti Anom Ahmad; Hafiz Rashidi Harun; Yu Zheng Chong; Sawal Hamid Md Ali

Addresses: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, 43400 Selangor, Malaysia ' Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, 43400 Selangor, Malaysia ' Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, 43400 Selangor, Malaysia ' Department of Mechatronics and Biomedical Engineering, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering, University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kajang, 43000 Selangor, Malaysia ' Department of Electrical, Electronic and System Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kajang, 43600 Selangor, Malaysia

Abstract: In year 2013, 777,817 out of 22,702,211 of registered vehicles were involved in road traffic crashes, with a damage cost of more than 9.3 billion ringgits in Malaysia. Automotive makers have deployed a wide range of active safety systems (traction control, auto cruise and braking, collision avoidance, and lane switching) in recent years. However, these systems failed to significantly reduce road crash statistics. The automotive network comprises the vehicle, road and driver. Huge effort had been placed on the vehicle and road, whereas the driver remains the feeblest part. Consequently, automotive makers should focus their attention on monitoring drivers' emotion, which influences their driving behaviour. This study aims to explore available technology that monitors driver behaviour, besides proposing accident-stimulating emotion that affects driving. Furthermore, a conceptual framework for recognising anger and stress emotion, which is a cause of road crash, is proposed.

Keywords: accident; anger; behaviour; conceptual; emotion; fatigue; framework; recognition; stress; vehicle.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVS.2017.085188

International Journal of Vehicle Safety, 2017 Vol.9 No.3, pp.181 - 195

Accepted: 23 Sep 2016
Published online: 03 Jul 2017 *

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